Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeeper2424 Best Wading Jacket I Have Ever Used
Absolutely amazing jacket. Great for wading, fly fishing, and as rain gear. I use this all the time, but especially when I am fishing for steelhead in November on the tributaries of Lake Erie.
This jacket is not super thick (nor should it be as a wading jacket), but it blocks the wind and rain 100%. I normally layer up and run hot as it is, so I prefer jackets that are not very thick. The built in hat brim is great, the chest pockets are deep and hold just the right amount of stuff, the fly holder is perfect for your always used, go to flies and the Velcro cuffs keep any water that might run down your arms out. The zippers have always worked perfectly and the flap that folds over to to protect them has never failed. It also has a net loop that works very well.
And I think my favorite feature is the fact that I can roll this jacket up and make it so compact that I can stuff it into the back of my vest so it is with me all of the time. The fact that it is water/wind proof and is highly portable means I can stay on the water longer when the weather gets lousy because it is ALWAYS with me.
The only thing I would like to make potential buyers aware of is the lack of traditional front hand pockets. This jacket DOES NOT have pockets for your hands. This has never bothered me but felt it was worth mentioning
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoseB perfection to the max
i went fishing at Salmon River New York wind rain and cold. The best jacket i ever own to protect me from the all these thing at the same time. Perfect
October 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flyguide Quality Jacket
Great choice for guides and fisherman alike. Well made. Fair pricing.
September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CJLColorado Emerger II Rain Jacket Lives up to its Billing
I just finished a very wet 4 day fishing trip and had ample opportunity to test the effectiveness of the Emerger II wading jacket. I replaced two other fairly new rain jackets with the Emerger II because they simply failed to keep me dry. I fish throughout the year in the rocky mountain region and we've had lots of rain this spring. You will not be disappointed in this rain jacket for fishing. I found the fit quit good, the cuffs do a great job of keeping under layers dry when you reach into the water, the hood adjustments worked great and the draw strings at the waist helped lock in the warmth. It rained three out of four days on my recent trip to the Bighorn in MT and the wind was a constant companion. I stayed dry and comfortable with temperatures in the 40's. Highly recommend this jacket!
May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1923 Waterproof, Roomy
Excellent for wet and cool fishing conditions. Wear a 200polartec jacket if cold weather. Rubber lining with nylon outer layer. You will sweat if you wear for extended time in warm weather. Reminds me of rubber and canvas hip waders years ago. Great and plentiful pockets. Velcro patches. I put A-positive patch on one side(we are both the same blood type). I will add a Velcro American flag also. Velcro wrist closure, will not hinder blood flow like elastic band does.
Thank you for a great product.
May 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by walyfish2 Wading jacket
Just got it. Definitely waterproof, zippers, pockets, fly patch, net loop all work well. I have not tested it to the extreme, but my guess would be it would be sweaty on a hot rainy day. Works well as a light raincoat around town
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlyFishCincy Great Value Wading Jacket
This is a great value-priced wading jacket. Fits great with room for layers. Lots of freedom of movement. Great pockets with good edges for hemostats today attach to. This is a much nicer jacket than I expected for the money and has great styling. Waterproof and I like the way the cuffs keep water out as well.
April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by rdgpei great product
lots of great features and great quality
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CWinWA Excellent Wading Jacket at Affordable Price
I ordered XL for my husband and S for myself. I'm a medium sized woman, and the men's size small fits perfectly. This jacket is waterproof and the quality of construction is excellent. It's got all the features I wanted in a wading jacket: short length, two big pockets that can hold fly boxes, places outside the pockets to hang equipment and flies, zippered and lined hand-warmer pockets, a hood with built-in visor, and more. You can fasten the storm collar with soft lining all the way up to your chin. Fabulous jacket for fishing in rainy and windy conditions.
I originally ordered a Medium which was too large for me, and LLBean's customer service was outstanding as they helped me process the exchange over the phone.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 8iowa Good for fishing and all around use
I've had my Emerger II jacket for almost a year. I wear it in rainy weather in the Winter in Florida and in Summer and Fall in Michigan's U.P.
I have not found it to be clammy, although being non-breathable, this jacket would not likely be comfortable on a hot humid day..
I do have a little trouble keeping the hood from covering my eyes but at least I'm really warm and dry..
October 20, 2014